I have a suggestion that would make pets more welcome in a fight. If the player could just right click on the pet's icon on the battle board to note whether to sic 'em or stay, that would be enough control over the pet. Presently the pet is in sic 'em mode whenever he is in battle. In stay mode the pet would not move in his movement phase, at the end of the round. He could only attack any enemy adjacent to him, because he didn't move. When the enemy's strength and numbers crumble, the player would be able to click on the pet's battle board icon and "let slip the dogs of war". This would make the play experience more enjoyable for the players, and it would add another layer of skill to the game. If the sic 'em or stay option works out well, maybe we could teach our "stupid summoned minions" to sic 'em or stay as well. Of course, allies would never learn even this simple stay command, but this would be a nice fix to an otherwise annoying aspect of the game.